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    High Fidelity Jazz Find

    It is a testament of great music which makes a person who is not into that genre enjoy it. Such is the case with this Album: The Marsalis Family

    http://www.amazon.com/Marsalis-Famil...2&sr=1-2-spell


    Father and sons playing.

    My favorite track is Saint James Infirmary. Yes, it is recorded too wide like old fashioned stereo. But my, what saxophone!

    I played this at two of our systems at work, Revel Salon 2/Mark Levinson and Wisdom and while a bit different presentation, they both freeze you in your seat, listening to the full track and hitting repeat! There is so much soul in that sax that is hard to describe in words. It is almost like the sound of an Opera singer.

    Hopefully I am not too late to this party, seeing how it came out in 2003! Truth to be told, I had this sitting in my library and never had listened to it 'till now....

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    Amir, a DVD of this is also available and the sound is incredible there too. It should be a great demo for your showroom. I think that it was Greg who cottoned me on to this one.
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    I also have the DVD. Alas, the picture quality is pretty poor and seeing that we have a 17 foot wide screen, it would really look poor there.

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    I watched it on a 20-inch screen, and 6-foot speakers
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    Knock on wood. The Marsalis family did well. The video is on that piano thread. Nothing sells audio equipment like good music!
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    So how about more suggestions Greg? If you walked into an audio store and wanted to hear 3-5 audiophile Jazz (CD) tracks, which ones would those be? Question is open to everyone else too .

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    Amir,

    Here's one:

    http://www.chesky.com/core/details.c...ctcategoryid=1

    Track 8, Hey Mr. Mumbles features Clark Terry doing his trademark unintelligible scat talk, with terrific solos by saxophone, flugelhorn, bass, piano, and drums. Chesky consistently mikes drum kits very well, BTW. Since it's a live recording, there is an added degree of ambience and realism to things. Great audio quality. A long-time sonic reference for me.

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    From the bit I could preview on Amazon, it sounds great Lee! Does anyone provide lossless downloads for it?

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    Can only find redbook, but lossless uncompressed aiff:

    https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?f...e=090368004925

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    Great. That's cheaper than the CD and I can download it today!

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